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Project by John posted 10-16-2015 06:50 PM 1324 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Black Walnut bowl is my 2nd try at WOP. It is 2 1/4” to 6 3/4” in height by 13 3/4” to 15 1/2” in width. It will be a while before I finish the other half of the block. This tree was down a bank, I mean way down a bank. I wouldn’t have got it up but the owner had a cable car that carried it for me. At the top end, the cable was tied to a Douglas Fir. This tree has been growing for 600+ years. It is 27’ in circumference. I noticed that it had been in a fire, amazingly that was in 1906! I hope the Apple bowl I traded for this block made the owner happy because we have talked about that day many times.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.





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#1 posted 10-16-2015 08:36 PM

Looks great! any more pictures of the reclamation?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 10-16-2015 09:04 PM

I don’t get the WOP acronym ? Bowl is great, what is the finish?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#3 posted 10-16-2015 09:13 PM

BEAUTIFUL project!

And excellent photos to show it off!

- – Jim

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#4 posted 10-16-2015 09:16 PM

I wasn’t worried about that but could it be ‘Wipe On Poly?’
I dunno, I am just tossing it out there.


I don t get the WOP acronym ? Bowl is great, what is the finish?

- rockmolsen


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 10-16-2015 10:36 PM

Beautiful bowl. The trees in the hardest to reach places usually produce the most interesting wood, and walnut is always worth the effort. Bet that Douglas Fir has some stories to tell.

Thanks for posting,

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 10-16-2015 11:03 PM

Excellent bowl. Great finish!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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htl

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#7 posted 10-16-2015 11:13 PM

Wow!!!
Really nice project.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#8 posted 10-16-2015 11:16 PM

STUNNING … is the word that comes to mind

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 10-17-2015 12:05 AM

Nice work, beautiful finish! What a treasure!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 10-17-2015 12:35 AM

That is really attractive, love the finish.
My WOP jobs don’t quite look as good as yours.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 10-17-2015 12:38 AM

OMG, John. I’m reduced to acronyms. I’m sitting here with audible noises coming out of me, all unintelligible.
There’s a Black Walnut tree across town that fell over a couple years ago, due to soggy ground. It’s in a Nature Preserve. I begged, begged the people in charge there to let me have it. “Nay, nay”, said they (all of them – I went as far up the CoC as I could). The only way anything can be removed from a Nature Preserve in the Golden State, is if it’s infested with something that be harmful to the other growth in the area.
The Preserve in question is called the Whittier Narrows Nature Preserve, in case any one wants to help me try to convince them that it, or at least some of it, has a better destiny than just lying there, rotting away.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 10-17-2015 12:38 AM

Thanks everyone.

Rick, I gave it a coat of boiled linseed oil and finished it with wipe on poly.

Dallas what kind of pictures are you looking for?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 10-17-2015 05:19 PM

That is probably the smoothest finish I’ve ever saw and of course the bowl itself is gorgeous.

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#14 posted 10-17-2015 07:01 PM

I must admire how it’s finished!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 10-17-2015 08:17 PM



Thanks everyone.

Rick, I gave it a coat of boiled linseed oil and finished it with wipe on poly.

Dallas what kind of pictures are you looking for?

- John

John, Mostly of the construction phase.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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